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Mesoclemmys  Gray, 1873
Taxonomic Serial No.: 208723

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Batrachemys Stejneger, 1909
    Bufocephala McCord, Joseph-Ouni and Lamar, 2001
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderPleurodira Cope, 1864  
                               FamilyChelidae Gray, 1825 – Austro-American Side-necked Turtles, Snake-necked Turtles  
                                  SubfamilyChelinae Gray, 1825  
                                     GenusMesoclemmys Gray, 1873  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Mesoclemmys dahli (Zangerl and Medem, 1958) – Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys gibba (Schweigger, 1812) – Gibba Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys heliostemma (McCord, Joseph-Ouni and Lamar, 2001) – Yellow-crowned Toad-headed Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys hogei (Mertens, 1967) – Hoge's Side-necked Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys nasuta (Schweigger, 1812) – Guyanan Toad-headed Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys perplexa Bour and Zaher, 2005 – Piaui Side-necked Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys raniceps (Gray, 1856) – Amazon Toad-headed Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys tuberculata (Luederwaldt, 1926) – Tuberculate Toad-headed Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys vanderhaegei (Bour, 1973) – Vanderhaege's Toad-headed Turtle 
                                        Species Mesoclemmys zuliae (Pritchard and Trebbau, 1984) – Zulia Toad-headed Turtle 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Mesoclemmys    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mesoclemmys   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Iverson, John B.  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World   
  Page(s): xiii + 363   
  Publisher: Privately Printed   
  Publication Place: Richmond, Indiana   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9617431-0-5   
  Reference for: Mesoclemmys   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at   
  Reference for: Mesoclemmys   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wermuth, H. and R. Mertens  
  Publication Date: 1961   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Schildkroten, Krokodile Bruckenechsen   
  Publisher: VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena   
  Publication Place: Germany   
  Reference for: Mesoclemmys   

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